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Fontaine Heritage Antique Auction Details for Friday August 26th 2011:

We will be auctioning over 400 lots of great antique Victorian, carved oak, custom mission furniture also collection of early ivory, swords, music boxes, rugs, orientals, paintings, posters, lots of sterling, lamps, clocks, gold coins, porcelain, plaques, comics, bronzes, china, glass and accessories. Most from estates from Pittsfield Ma., Stockbridge Ma. and Midstate NY.

A Very brief listings as follows (images of many items can be seen in our Gallery):

Victorian and Formal Furniture:
Fabulous 9’ signed Paine furniture oversize hall tree with massive carved crest, lift seat and full beveled mirror. Wonderful 2 piece massive marble top bedroom set with huge burled panel and carved crest, exceptional Horner quality library table carved top to bottom with lions heads, grapes etc;. Super burled top to bottom marble top sideboard with hooded curio top and pierced carved fretwork in pristine condition. Great 2 tier marble top ½ commode with columns, carved posts and burled doors, super baker 2 piece inlaid butlers secretary with banded rosewood inlay. Great walnut coffee table with standing winged lion legs carved all around. Super burled walnut chest with carved hooded mirrored top. Fine pair of carved black forest figural pedestals, awesome walnut mirror of carved fruit and eagles. 58” heavily burled walnut kneehole cylinder with burled gallery, exquisite marquetry inlay 19th century drop front with bronze ormolu, sweet marble top pedestal with carved horse, unusual clock shelf with carved birds, dogs, flowers, etc. Burled ladies lock side with drop front desk, large 6 section globe stacking bookcase. Super large 2-door bookcase with ship wheel spindle gallery, awesome 3 piece bamboo parlor set in original paint. 8 piece carved claw and ball dinning room set. 2 dental cabinets, fire screens, large mirrored mantel, cylinder secretary, full mirror back, bow front china with glass shelves, fancy full size Victorian bed, matching marble top commode and ½ commode, walnut drop front with double burled gallery gilted carved chair with cupid arms. Inlaid triple mirror vanity, carved window bench with French cabriole legs, several bookcases, banquet tables, sets of 8 chairs, super custom claw foot game table, 5 piece white Rocco parlor set, 2 nice custom inlaid tables, bow front corner cabinet, high boy and low boy plus much more.

Oak and Mission Furniture and Pottery:
Fabulous 58” oak Horner banquet table with 9 leaves with full open mouth lion legs and huge claw feet, awesome original finish lift seat bench original 2 tone finish carved top to bottom, heavily carved Horner server with open mouth lion pulls and lion gallery with rope twist. Columns, great gothic 2 door bow top court cabinet, 1 door oak fully serpentine china cabinet, oversize drop front desk with semi nude maiden carved lid. Several stacking book cases in all sizes, raised panel oak roll top with carved pulls and a great 33 drawer interior, unusual match pair of carved pedestals with bronze mounts, custom oak double curio, marble top sideboard oak corner cabinet with rope twist posts and gallery, oak legistlators, desk with lift top, fully serpentine oak china with carved door and gallery mirror and back and glass shelves. Set of 8 Horner carved chairs with lion heads back. Unusual hanging oak drop front desk with gallery heavy oak chairs with carved pub scene. Heavily carved drop front desk with serpentine carved lid, 2 piece carved court cupboard, 2 tier clock shelf with winged griffins, nice lift top ice box bookcase, sideboards, tables, set of chairs, etc, plus more mission including signed Gus 3 section mirror with 2 hooks. Gus V-back, signed L&JG foot stool #398. Large signed Limbert arm, chair, quaint rocker, 4 tier plant stand, drop front desk with sliding door bookcase, 3 section mission screen, 2 section mission fire screen, round taborette, Roseville and Weller jardinière and pedestals, plus much more.

Music Boxes and Victrolas:
Several of the best and rarest estate fresh music boxes. Exceptional regina auto changer with bowed door and carved crest, massive marquetry inlaid music box with 1 drawer base and 4 interchangeable rolls with bells and butterflies drums. In pristine condition and truly incredible rare penny. Operated pub stand up disc music box “Poly phone” in working condition. Awesome oak interchangeable music box with 4 rolls and matching table in mint original finish. Fantastic symphonian double combo with matching stand and over 30 disc’s. Rare 22” mechanical bird in cage in working condition, rosewood inlaid music box with inlaid instruments. Plus other inlaid music boxes. Rare 19th century pianoforte inlaid music jewelry box, small chalet music box, iron and onyx piano with music box. GE , Westinghouse model 534 piano radio, 2 nice cylinder Edison victrolas. Early black Edison horn, plus more.

Orientals and Ivory’s:
Ten of the best antique hand carved 19th c ivory carvings (all estate fresh) including 6” to 12” carvings. 1 amazing carved man sitting on a chair, many others intricatly carved some signed. 10 super antique signed scrolls, silver and ivory bracelet, oriental 2 door liquor cabinet. Fabulous over size pierce carved shelf with flowers and large birds. Oriental breakfront plus more.

Accessories, china, glass, clocks, lamps, rugs, swords, Bronzes:
Wonderful 8’ Horner quality oak clock with high broken arch top moon dial carved face, weight driven with rope twist columns. Large oversize 3 piece figural clock set, bronze clock with porcelain face, several school house clocks, gingerbread, barometer, rare “fairway” pocket watch. Wonderful selection of porcelain plaques including massive 11 x 19 (porcelain dementions) of a courting scene with awesome frame (KPM)? Plus about 10 more, incredible running 1950’s cushman scooter in pristine condition, rare full size cast iron bull (straight off an old farm) great for a wall street investor, rare 1860’s dog head humidor, signed 5 piece marble bronze desk set with nude figurine, huge bronze ewer with winged cupid (tiffany?) signed mount Washington sugar and creamer. Great 20” bronze soldier signed moreau, a fine pair of 30” bronze fancy candelabras, signed fisk iron base marble top table, super great Flemish art boxes with nouveau ladies. Large bronze Zodiac inkwell signed Tiffany, early birds eye marble phype, several brass horn and trumpets, several early comics, large lot of marble’s, 2 nice carnival water sets. Rare carnival marigold lamp, 2 pair-point bowls, 1 in red 1 in blue, super pair-point drape panel lamp, handel leaded lamp, awesome bronze base leaded shade with bulls eye and nude base, 3 shade buffalo lily lamp, pair-point boutique lamp, signed Pittsburgh riverside. Painted pair of 3 light torch sconces, 2 nice hanging all fixtures including red satin iris, several panel and piano lamps, hanging chandeliers, floor lamps etc, iron bed doll size with cupids. 2 large nouveau mirrors, 2 signed pair-point figural napkin ring, unusual; 6’ x 9’ gas propelled plane, 2 art glass brides baskets, majolica, wedge wood, dresdon, Rockwood, Nippon, 6 large piece of brilliant cut glass plus much much more.

Silver and Gold:
Great selection of estate silver and gold including a double set of over 180 piece of grand baroque (hundreds of oz. of silver other full silver sets, several lots of silver, bowl plates, etc. Over a dozen gold coins, 3-2 ½ dollar gold pieces. 1915 26 &27 1916, 1917 – McKinley, 1902 McKinley Louisiana Purchase 1903 Jefferson, 1922 Grant & Grant stars, 1904 05 Lewis & Clark, 1915 Panama, 14 K gold pen.

Painting Posters:
Dozens of early estate paintings and posters. Including 2 large 19th c Indian Paintings and cheif and squaw “Batslow” large signed Karp 1982, Variation of bitter lake, great set of 4 steel engravings “Italian” life size o/c of girls with doll plus much more. Several posters of playboy, 1933 world fair poster, la fille, de l’ ovrierte (French poster) dozens of posters (some signed) check out our web.

Swords & Guns:
Great confederate sword a etch blade, us sword signed Tiffany plus several other swords. Ivory knife with ivory sleeve, samuri in wooded case. 1818 Potsdam riffle, regimental stein plus more.

Several Estate Rugs:
Including large blue Chinese 13’6” x 10” early tightly woven 11’ 5” x 15’ Early 13’ x 3’x4” runner, silk pray rug 4’6” x 2’10 plus more

Terms: Cash or good check, visa, mc and discover. 18% buyers premium, 15% for cash or good check. Absentee bids accepted for more info call Ralph at 413-442- 2537 or 518-781-3650

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Ralph Fontaine's Heritage Auctions, Inc.
Route 22, Canaan, NY  12029

Gallery tel. (518) 781-3650
Mass. Office tel. (413) 442-2537
Fax # (413) 442-3486


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